Deep Web – dark district of the Internet

“A journey into the dark corners of the Deep Web”


 Deep Web is the vast, teeming portion of the World Wide Web that contains websites never imagined or viewed by most Web users. This includes the dark, labyrinthine sites providing anything and everything considered illicit or taboo by most people. Basically, Deep Web is anything that standard search engines as Google or Firefox can’t find. People started working at the ‘Deep Web’ theory in the 90s. Mike Bergman, a computer scientist created that term in 2000. The first conflation of the terms came about 2009 when the Deep Web search terminology was discussed alongside illegal activities taking place on the Freenet.  Can you believe that Deep Web is 96% of the www content?! I can’t imagine that! Invisible Web (that’s another term for Deep Web) was launched in 2003 and then it became commonly used by people. According to researcher Marcus P. Zillman of DeepWebResearch.info, as of January 2006, the Deep Web contained somewhere in the vicinity of 900 billion pages of information. In contrast, Google, the largest search engine, had indexed just 25 billion pages.

All invisible websites are operated by ‘The Onion Router’ (TOR). That browser allows you to stay anonymous online and that’s what people find the most important. TOR was invented in mid- 1990s by United Stated Naval Research Laboratory employees, Paul Syverson, Michael G. Reed and David Goldschlag.

But what exactly TOR is? Isa group of volunteer- operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Using this browser you can feel online free because it allows you to be completely anonymous and host web sites, which will be hidden services and visible only for TOR users. Journalist are using that browser as well because through it you can pop in police reports for things like child pornography etc. TOR is very useful for people who want get illegal stuffs like drugs, fake passports or credit cards. It is also called ‘anonymity drugs market’ and ‘eBay for criminals’. Your location is hidden, nobody controls it and you don’t have to pay for that. TOR has only positive aspects, hasn’t it? The Hidden Wiki was the first and original TOR hidden service link list. People apart from drugs, guns, fake IDs and passports go to it for political reasons. Ok, you are at the illegal supermarket but what about currency? If you thought that your wallet full of 50 euro notes is enough you are wrong. All you need are Bitcoins!

Bitcoin is online currency which was traded in 2006. One Bitcoin is worth 203 Euro. It’s unbelievable!!! Using those coins you can buy lots of illegal things such as guns, drugs, passports and credit/debit cards with pin and password. There is a small list with prices you have to pay if you want to get that goodies.

  • one gram of cocaine – 0.5 Bitcoin or 101.91 €
  • a high-quality Irish passport – 2.220 €
  • credit/debit card with pin and password only 25 € what a bargain!

When you’re reading this you’re probably thinking that there is no worse than that. I’m sorry but I have to tell you that unfortunately is. Eric Eoin Marques, who was arrested on a provisional extradition warrant issued by a United States court. The FBI is seeking to extradite Marques out of Ireland to Maryland on four charges: distributing, conspiring to distribute, and advertising child pornography — as well as aiding and abetting advertising of child pornography. The warrant alleges that Marques is “the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet”. He has hosted 550 services in Europe. He was diagnosed as having the complex brain disorder Asperger’s, part of the autism spectrum, after undergoing examinations in an Irish jail following his arrest in August 2013.

According to techpp.com

  • The Deep Web is thought to be almost 500 times bigger than the World Wide Web
  • The World Wide Web contains 19 terabytes of information whereas the Hidden Web has7,500 terabytes
  • The Invisible Web has almost 550 billion individual documents and the WWW has 1 billion
  • There are more than 200, 000 Deep Web websites
  • The Deep Web represents the largest growing category with new information on the Internet.
  • There is also quality content on the Deep Web and it is 1,000 to 2,000 times greater than the WWW
  • The Deep Web seems to be very relevant to the information, as it doesn’t follow by search engines’ rules

Curiosity is the main reason why people decide to go into Deep Web but it’s not a good solution if you are curious about something. If you really want to try something new that you have never tried before go to jungle of bungee jumping. Don’t go into Deep Web because you will regret it later.

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